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Pavlina Tcherneva talks about “The Case for a Job Guarantee,” and how public-sector work can pull us out of crises both immediate and long-term.

Emily Temple’s “The Lightness,” about a seeker who loses more than she finds, is a beguiling novel after Donna Tartt’s heart, if not her plotting.

Reading in the time of coronavirus

Over the last three months, 17 writers provided diaries to the Times of their days in isolation, followed by weeks of protest. This is their story.

The literary holiday June 16 celebrates James Joyce’s great conflation of life and art “Ulysses.” This year the global revels — virtual, for the most part — will be more the latter than the former.

With curbside pickup and even some in-store visits available, there’s no reason to buy books at an online mega-store. Here’s a list of locals instead.

Like their peers across the U.S., booksellers in L.A. are adjusting to partially reopening their stores for curbside pickup amid the coronavirus.

As California bookstores gradually being to reopen during the coronavirus pandemic, here’s a closer look at the state of the industry.

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Festival of Books

  • In light of public health concerns related to the coronavirus and out of an abundance of caution, the Los Angeles Times is postponing the Festival of Books and Food Bowl events,

    The 25th annual Festival of Books will be presented in association with the University of Southern California, on the USC campus, the weekend of Oct. 3-4, 2020.

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Recent hardcover fiction and nonfiction lists.

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